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Kjell Holmner (Tram)Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, is located on the west coast. Its fantastic archipelago is easily reached by a 30-minute tram ride from the city centre.

This city was founded in 1621 by Gustav Adolf II and has since then undergone an exciting journey from being a shipping and industrial city to a creative hub for innovation. Today, the city boasts a number of internationally successful companies in marketing, architecture, web design and special effects for film.

It is famous for its beautiful archipelagos. They comprise around 10,000 granite islets, rendered almost smooth during the ice age. Idyllic villages have sprung up all along the coastlines of these fascinating islands. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you can simply stop for a picnic, hire a kayak or a bicycle. “Marstrand Island” boasts “Carlstens fortress” and is also known for its party scene and international sailing events.

Gothenburg was appointed the Culinary Capital of Sweden 2012 and thus strengthened its reputation as a gastronomic hotspot in Northern Kjell Holmner (Next to Sjömagasinet)Europe. Its proximity to the sea results in top-quality, fresh fish and seafood and there is a strong tradition among local chefs to work with locally-produced and seasonal raw ingredients.

The atmosphere in the city is often described as easy-going. A strong coffee culture reveals itself in the tonnes of cafés which often serve their own roasted coffee.


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